Kolkata GK

Kolkata GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If a seller offers a discount of 20% on an article followed by another discount of 30%. What is the net discount?
 A 44% B 50% C 46% D 42%
Question 1 Explanation:
The successive discount are 10% and 20%. ∴ The single equivalent discount is 28%.
 Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Shanti Niketan is in
 A DELHI B MUMBAI C CHENNAI D KOLKATA
Question 2 Explanation:
On 22nd December 1901, Rabindranath Tagore established his school at Santiniketan with five students (including his eldest son) and an equal number of teachers. He originally named it Brahmacharya Ashram in the tradition of ancient forest hermitages.
 Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently, Four Indian airports found a place in the world's 100 best airports by UK-based airline and airport review consultancy Skytrax. Which is not among the four airports?
 A Del B Kolkata C Hyderabad D Bengaluru
Question 3 Explanation:
NEW DELHI: Four Indian airports — Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru — found a place in the world's 100 best airports by UK-based airline and airport review consultancy Skytrax. Clearly, the Adani group which recently took over Mumbai will need to work hard to take Mumbai's ranking up in next year's listing.
 Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When was William Jones arrived in Calcutta?
 A 1781 B 1783 C 1785 D 1787
Question 4 Explanation:
Sir William Jones arrived in Calcutta on 25 September 1783 as a Puisne Judge of the Old Supreme Court.
 Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first jute mill was set up near Kolkata in
 A 1855 B 1867 C 1878 D 1814
Question 5 Explanation:
Complete answer : India's first jute mill was established in 1854 in Rishra, Kolkata.
 Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Of which state is Kolkata the capital city?
 A Kerala B West Bengal C Either (A) or (B) D Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 6 Explanation:
Kolkata, Bengali Kalikata, formerly Calcutta, city, capital of West Bengal state, and former capital (1772–1911) of British India. It is one of India's largest cities and one of its major ports.
 Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
KOLKATA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS.....AND.....
 A JUTE B PAPER C TEXTILE D All of the above
Question 7 Explanation:
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the educational, commercial and cultural centre of the Eastern part of India, and is the third most populous metropolitan city of India. Kolkata is a pioneer in the field of drama, arts, theatre and literature with several nobel laureates contributing to the Kolkata culture.
 Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In 1911, where has the capital been shifted from?
 A Calcutta to Delhi B Bengal to Calcutta C Calcutta to Trivandrum D None of the above
Question 8 Explanation:
Delhi was officially announced as the capital of British Raj by the then-Emperor George V, on December 12, 1911. The capital was shifted from Calcutta as Delhi was the financial and political seat of many earlier empires and was located closer to the geographical center of India.
 Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which college Narendranath first studied?
 A Scottish Church College, Calcutta B Presidency college, Calcutta C Bethune college, Calcutta D University of Calcutta
Question 9 Explanation:
Narendranath moved to Scottish Church College, then known as the General Assemblies Institution. College records say that he studied philosophy, English and Bengali from 1881-83 and passed his 'BA First' from here.
 Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Victoria Memorial is located in .....
 A Kolkota B Kolkata C Kolkotta D None
Question 10 Explanation:
Established1921
LocationJawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
TypeMuseum
 Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
1. The vast resources of Bengal was used wisely by EEIC for the benefit of the state.
2. The English East India Company became the absolute rulers of Bengal in 1765.
3. Based on the Except- The government in Bangladesh is struggling to meet the needs of millions of refugees that have fled there.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
 A Only 1, 2 B Only 1, 3 C Only 1, 2, 3 D Only 2, 3
 Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the famous traditional ritual in a Bengali Marriage.....
 A Suboh Drishti B Kanyadaan C Lagan D None of the above
Question 12 Explanation:
Pre-wedding rituals: Adan Pradan, Patri Patra, Ashirvad, Aai Budo Bhaat, Ananda nadu, Vridhi, Dodhi Mangal, Holud Kota, Adhibas Tatva, Kubi Patta, Snan, Sankha Porano. Wedding rituals: Bor Boron, Potto Bastra, Saat Paak, Mala Badal, Subho Drishti, Sampradan, Yagna, Saat Pak (couple), Anjali, Sindur Daan and Ghomta.
 Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
IDENTIFY THE BUILDING
 A VICTORIA MEMORIAL, KOLKATA B VISHWA BHARATI UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA C NATIONAL LIBRARY, KOLKATA D BELLUR MATH
 Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the staple food of the people of Bengal?
 A Rice and Sambhar B Rice and Fish C Either (A) or (B) D Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 14 Explanation:
Rice and Fish are the staple food of West Bengal. Since the Bengal region never had locals and tribal who were huntsmen, rather most of the population had remained agrarian over the course of time.
 Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is famous for
 A Chemicals B Jute C cotton Textiles D All of the above
Question 15 Explanation:
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the educational, commercial and cultural centre of the Eastern part of India, and is the third most populous metropolitan city of India. Kolkata is a pioneer in the field of drama, arts, theatre and literature with several nobel laureates contributing to the Kolkata culture.
 Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How long Sir C V Raman worked at Calcutta University?
 A 10 years B 20 years C 50 years D 15 years
Question 16 Explanation:
For 10 years Raman work as a civil servant in the indian finance department in calcutta (now kolkata).
 Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where is the headquarters of Tea Board Of India located?
 A Patna B Indore C Kolkata D Lucknow
Question 17 Explanation:
Sl. NoNameDesignation
1Prabhat Kamal BezboruahChairman
2Dr. K N Raghavan, IRSDeputy Chairman
3Sumita LahiriSecretary to Dy. Chairman
4Anup Kumar Mukherjee, IOFSFinancial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
 Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Gandhiji and the peasant from Champaran boarded the train in Calcutta for:
 A Patna B Cawnpore C Champaran D Ahmedabad
Question 18 Explanation:
When Gandhi went to Calcutta he found the peasant sitting on his haunches at the appointed spot. He waited there till Gandhi was free. Then both boarded a train to Bihar Shukla's persuasion engaged Gandhi in the welfare of the share croppers.
 Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which were seen as temples of darkness?
 A Benaras Sanskrit College B Calcutta Madrassa C Benaras Madrassa D Only (A) & (B)
Question 19 Explanation:
The decision was to make English the medium of instruction for higher education, and to stop the promotion of Oriental institutions like the Calcutta Madrasa and Benaras Sanskrit College. These institutionswere seen as “temples of darknessthat were falling of themselves into decay”.
 Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Eden garden is in
 A Bengaluru B Kolkata C Goa D Mumbai
Question 20 Explanation:
Ground information
Establishment1864
Capacity68,000
OwnerWest Bengal Cricket Association
OperatorCricket Association of Bengal
There are 20 questions to complete.